For immediate release: December 6, 2016
I-70 west of Noland Crash
Independence Police are investigating a collision that occurred at about 12:00 PM on December 5th on westbound I-70 west of Noland Road. A 45-year-old man was driving a Nissan pick-up westbound in the right lane when he struck a tractor-trailer in a rear-end collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer pulled to the shoulder and stopped. He was not injured. There were no other occupants in either vehicle.
The cause of the collision is under investigation and the name of the deceased will be released after notification to family members has been completed.
Update: December 6, 2016
The male killed in the collision on I-70 west of Noland Road on December 5th, 2016 was 45-year-old Shane Maxwell of Kansas City, Missouri.
The investigation is ongoing.